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  1. Thanks!

    Thanks!
  2. How to disassemble an 1821 pattern Light Cavalry or Artillery Officer's saber?

    I would like a saber that I could actually sharpen and use for cutting practice, etc. My plan is to acquire a saber with little to no historical value, good condition metal components (patina, light...
  3. Thanks!

    Thanks!
  4. A stupid question, but I don't know the answer.

    I did some searching, but the topic apparently wasn't important enough for others to ask. What is the finish on the blades of 19th Century British Swords? When they are in very good condition, they...
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    I have an 1821 Artillery Officer style sword in...

    I have an 1821 Artillery Officer style sword in that the blade is the 1845 pattern, slight curvature, 32 3/4" blade, but it isn't marked to a particular service, i.e. no artillery markings. 1821...
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    I am far from an expert. I try to read and...

    I am far from an expert. I try to read and listen more than post. The blade is the Wilkinson 1845 pattern. In general, what I have seen is that the blades have tended to lose curvature over the...
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    Thank you everyone. I contacted Tom Nardi and...

    Thank you everyone. I contacted Tom Nardi and guess what he said.....the cost is greater than waiting and buying the sword that meets your needs without the additional work. Since 100% of the...
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    Who can do a good rebuild?

    I picked up an 1821 Artillery officer style sword that was in bad finish condition for the express purpose of rebuilding it and having it sharpened so I can see just how it feels for cutting, etc. ...
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    Thank you and I am delighted that you posted. ...

    Thank you and I am delighted that you posted. Isn't it a small world! I really like it, but I was considering putting it up in a trade for another very nice sword, but alas, I waited too long and...
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    Thank you for all your attention and assistance! ...

    Thank you for all your attention and assistance! For those who inquired, this was a US auction, not a UK, so you didn't miss something. The backstrap is smooth in the middle and checkered at the...
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    I saw Matt's video on the Indian/British swords. ...

    I saw Matt's video on the Indian/British swords. 1796 blades with tulwar hilts, tulwar/1796 blades with 1821 hilts, etc. It appeared to be an interesting niche in historical sword collecting so I...
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    Here are a few more pictures. Hopefully they...

    Here are a few more pictures. Hopefully they will provide more detail. I don't think the tang is peened. There are no makers' marks unless the single small figure on the blade is identifiable as...
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    Indian Tulwar 1821 Light Cavalry sabre combo

    I thought this one was interesting and the price was good, so I nabbed it. I would appreciate any thoughts or comments on the origin or use.

    The hilt follows the 1821 pattern. The grip is...
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    Haven't heard from anyone, so what's the best...

    Haven't heard from anyone, so what's the best guess? Not many of them, making it collectible and I should do nothing? Or, not really a desirable sword for collecting, so go ahead and turn it into a...
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    RASC Officers sword

    If anyone has additional information regarding these swords, I'd appreciate it. I read Robson's description and the sword matches the limited detail. 3 bar hilt and an 1845 pattern blade, though...
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    What he said. From Robson, "...Announced...

    What he said. From Robson, "...Announced formally in 1892, the blade had actually been approved in 1891. The new blade was mated with the old Gothic hilt and actually weighed some 2-3 ozs less than...
  17. L. Braden, Thanks, you are correct. Also, in...

    L. Braden,
    Thanks, you are correct. Also, in most cases I've read about, a charge usually did start with pistols and finished with sabres if needed. If a pistol was an option, it was usually the...
  18. Repeating, rifled weapons didn't exist (in large...

    Repeating, rifled weapons didn't exist (in large use) until the Crimean War and American Civil War. They had a huge impact on the use of the sword and bayonet. With regards to the bayonet, prior to...
  19. Well, I bought it, and after a couple of weeks...

    Well, I bought it, and after a couple of weeks wending its way through Spain, Portugal and New York, it arrived today. With it in hand, I've been able to gather some more details, done some more...
  20. Really great information and my thanks again to...

    Really great information and my thanks again to everyone. I wasn't planning on taking it apart, I was just looking for clarification and understanding as to how everything was put together. Kind of...
  21. Thank you to all! I have a question regarding...

    Thank you to all! I have a question regarding the assembly/disassembly of this type, and the majority of 19th Century British swords/sabres. It appears the entire hilt assembly consists of the...
  22. I know this is just speculation, but I've seen...

    I know this is just speculation, but I've seen multiple posts regarding an officer owning multiple swords, i.e. a plainer sword for use in the field, and the better one for dressier occasions. In...
  23. Here are some photos. There are no maker's marks...

    Here are some photos. There are no maker's marks and it appears that the etchings above and below the bugle were "scrubbed" to remove any personally identifiable features.
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  24. I'm waiting for more, and better pics, but as...

    I'm waiting for more, and better pics, but as best I can tell, it is the same cypher as on the hilt, ER VII.
  25. 1897P hilt and blade, but Rifle Brigade markings on the blade??

    I'm considering the purchase of a sword, but I'm seeking some additional information about the odd conjunction of parts. As stated in the title, the hilt and guard of the 1897 Infantry Officer's...
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